Outpatient Surgery and Endoscopy
The majority of our surgical cases today are done on an outpatient basis. Typically, patients arrive in the morning several hours prior to the start of surgery, have the surgical procedure, recover for several hours, and then go home where recovery continues. New procedures and fast-acting anesthetics shorten recovery time and help you return to work and other activities as soon as possible.
Endoscopy is an effective way to diagnose diseases of the digestive tract. Gastrointestinal endoscopy is the examination of the digestive tract with a flexible, lighted instrument called a "scope." Using a scope, physicians can directly visualize the esophagus, stomach, portions of the small intestine and the colon. Scopes allow physicians to more accurately diagnose and treat diseases of the digestive system.
Many surgeons and other physicians on the Union Hospital Medical Staff utilize both the Outpatient Surgery Center at Union Hospital in Dover and the Tuscarawas Ambulatory Surgery Center on South Wooster Ave. at Oxford St. in Dover. The Ambulatory Surgery and Endoscopy Center at Union Hospital is located just a few steps from the Hospital's Main Lobby. Both outpatient facilities offer quality care and convenience for patients and families. Talk with your doctor about choosing the location that best meets your needs.